<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:55:27 -0700 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:55:27 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Shower Curtain Lets Bathers Know It's Time to Get Out]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:57:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/h20-curtain-2.jpg
A London-based artist may have the solution for those who enjoy long showers even in the midst of a drought.

Photo Credit: Elisabeth Buecher]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders' Candidacy Inspires Merch]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:15:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-21-19h30m41s117.png
Support for Vermont’s presidential hopeful is showing up from some of the state’s independent businesspeople

Photo Credit: necn]]>
<![CDATA[Tooth-Shaped Balloon Mascot Gets Loose, Flies Away]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:13:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mickey+balloon+2.JPG
A Chicago-area dental practice is asking for help finding a loose tooth.

Photo Credit: All Smiles Dental
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<![CDATA[Alligator Taken Into Police Custody on NYC Street Dies]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:11:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/alligator+manhattan.jpg
A 3-foot alligator NYPD officers took into custody after they spotted it walking across a Manhattan street has died, authorities say.

Photo Credit: Handout]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Bugs Appear as Storm on TX Weather Radar]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:00:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/bug+radar+tx.JPG
Rangers at a state park near the Texas panhandle say flying insects caused a weather radar to light up as if there was a large storm Wednesday.

Photo Credit: National Weather Service
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<![CDATA[SF Implements Pee-Repellant Paint Program]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:28:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/th-HD-PEE-PAINT-TZ---01243503.jpg
A splashy new idea for getting people to stop using San Francisco alleys and walls as toilets is being implemented in several of the city’s neighborhoods. The Department of Public Works is testing out a...
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<![CDATA[Wiccan Witches, Mystics Provide Tech Support]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:17:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/joeytalley.jpg
Psychics, mystics, and witches are providing Silicon Valley with a supernatural form of tech support.

Photo Credit: Joey Talley]]>
<![CDATA['Drunk' Squirrel Damages English Club]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-469038412SQUIRREL72315.jpg
A “drunk” squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage at a private members’ club in England, according to the club’s secretary. Sam Boulter, 62, said that the originally thought that someone had broken into...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bombshell Discovery: Bazooka Shell Found in Storm Drain]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:16:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/072115+bazooka+shell+found+in+Fairfax+County.jpg
A Fairfax County, Virginia, worker inspecting a drain made an unusual discovery in a residential neighborhood Tuesday morning -- a round of bazooka ammunition possibly dating back to the Korean War era.

Photo Credit: Fairfax County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Chipotle Anti-Fast Lasts 153 Days and Counting]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/536073195.jpg
You know you've got a taste for something when you eat it every day for 100-plus days. Two men have something odd in common -- they started eating Chipotle every day for months and have taken to social media to...

Photo Credit: Moment Editorial/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Foal Born with Patch That Looks Like Its Own Shadow]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:03:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Horse+11+AP774176329487_14.jpg
A chestnut foal born in May in England has been gaining a lot of attention around the Internet for his peculiar, self referential birthmark. The young horse, named Da Vinci or Vinny for short, appears to...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Naked Protestors Take Aim at FEMA ]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:21:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/eucalyptus+generic.jpg
Protesters shed their clothing in a eucalyptus grove on the UC Berkeley campus over the weekend to protest FEMA plans to cut trees in the East Bay hills.
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<![CDATA[Wedding Whopper: Joel Burger, Ashley King Tie the Knot]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 01:54:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/071915-burger-king-wedding-illinois.jpg
Couples will tell you that every wedding is special in its own way — and that's certainly true for Joel Burger and Ashley King, who married Friday afternoon in Illinois for better or for worse, for richer or for...

Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Burger King]]>
<![CDATA[Cancer Patient Treated with 'Baggie of Dirt': Authorities]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:11:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+FAKE+CANCER+DOCTOR+VO+-+00000411.jpg
A northern California man was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine unlawfully after authorities say he treated a woman in late stage cancer with a “baggie of dirt.”

Photo Credit: The Natrual Oncology Institute]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose Parade Honors World's No. 1 Eater]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:48:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nathans-parade-winner.jpg
Matt Stonie ate 62 hot dogs on July 4 earning him the ranking of No. 1 competitive eater in the world. And for this, he deserves to “RELISH” in glory with a downtown San Jose parade on Friday to celebrate...

Photo Credit: Michelle Roberts
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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Japanese Hotel Replaces Staff With Robots]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:51:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robot-GettyImages-480744956_master.jpg
The Henna Hotel, scheduled to open on July 17, features multi-lingual humanoid robots that greet visitors while other robots serve coffee and do the cleaning, as well as room doors that are opened by...

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Man, Nephew Win Meth Lab in Auction ]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:20:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-07-12+at+10.20.27+AM.png
A man and his nephew in California got a little more than they expected when they won an auction for an abandoned storage unit. At Cubesmart in Rancho Cordova, units are auctioned when renters default on...]]>
<![CDATA[Stephen Curry Wins Best NBA Player, Best Male Athlete at ESPY Awards]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:24:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/steph11.jpg
Warriors star Stephen Curry won this year's Best NBA Player and Best Male Athlete at Wednesday's 2015 ESPY Awards, adding to his already long list of honors.

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Doctor Removes More Than 70 Non-Food Items From Dog's Stomach]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:15:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dog+stomach+contents.jpg
Something tells us one lucky dog is about to go on a diet. Tiki, an 8-year-old black Labrador, visited the Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital this week in Mars, Pennsylvania, a small town about 45 minutes north...

Photo Credit: Dr. Hisham Ibrahim]]>
<![CDATA[Man Finds This Object in His Skin]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:42:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/fish+fin+leg+skier.jpg
Pat Schottler didn’t think much about a large bruise on his leg and five puncture wounds after a day of water skiing, but during a visit to the doctor a few days later, things took an unusual turn.

Photo Credit: Pat Schottler/KARE ]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: U.S. Robot Company to Japan Company: Let's Duel]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 07:34:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-08-at-9.46.41-PM.jpg
A U.S.-based robotics company has thrown down the metallic gauntlet and goaded a Japanese competitor into a heavy metal battle mechanical proportions. "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot.
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<![CDATA[WATCH: 4-Foot Alligator Caught in New Jersey River]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:46:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gator-Caught-NJ-0708.jpg
Authorities captured an alligator in a New Jersey river after a fisherman and police both spotted one of the reptiles floating in the Passaic River on Wednesday. Elmwood Park Police Chief Mike Foligno said...]]>
<![CDATA[Feral Cat Attacks NY Town Residents]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:18:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/feral+cat+orangetown.jpg
A sickly feral cat has been terrorizing a suburban New York town, attacking unsuspecting residents and small pets, authorities and neighbors say. Police in Orangetown say a black cat has been on the attack...

Photo Credit: Joe Soldano]]>
<![CDATA[LAX X-Ray Machine Reveals Cat]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:41:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tsa-01.jpg
Transportation Security Administration officers made a furry find at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday afternoon when an X-ray machine revealed a passenger’s pet cat inside his checked bag.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:12:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shakes1.jpg
What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:30:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sues, Says His Beer Had a Dead Rat Inside]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:32:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/steel-reserve-beer.jpg
A North Texas man has filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors and 7-Eleven, saying he drank a beer that had "a dead rat marinating in it."

Photo Credit: Steel Brewing Co.
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<![CDATA[DUI Suspect Offers Cop Lotto Number]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+cruiser.jpg
A man arrested on drunken driving charges in Middletown told police he was a Connecticut Lottery employee and offered the police officer winning lottery numbers to drop the charges, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Zoo Adapts Dog Toy for Feeding Rhinos]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/FOOBLER.PNG
A circular dog puzzle feeding toy called Foobler is being built in a large scale format to feed rhinos at the San Francisco Zoo.

Photo Credit: San Francisco Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Surfboard Breaks World Record]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Huntington-Beach-Biggest-Surfboard-Record-.jpg
Los Angeles laid claim to another bit of surfing legend Saturday as a group of surfers banded together to break a world record. With hundreds looking on, 66 surfers, including surf champions, celebrities...

Photo Credit: Larry Tenney (Instagram: @ltenney1)]]>
<![CDATA[Battery-Powered Surfboard Loaded With Meth Found at Tijuana Beach]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:37:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Surfboard+drugs.jpg
A battery-powered surfboard loaded with 20 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was spotted along a Tijuana beach on Tuesday night, Tijuana police said. The surfboard was spotted by beachgoers in the area of Playas...]]>
<![CDATA[Cicadas Swarm Reporter Standing on Top of Tank]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:40:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CIcada_KSNT.jpg
A Kansas reporter tries to report on top of a tank when swarming cicadas interrupt her.]]>
<![CDATA[Cute New Octopus Species Turns Up in Monterey]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:13:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*129/20150618_111418_SJM-OCTOPUS-0619-01_300.jpg
A researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is deciding what to name a tiny octopus she discovered.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]]>
<![CDATA[Peeping Tom Dressed as Woman]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:55:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/060915_walmart.jpg
Police say a man dressed in women's clothing is accused of using a mirror to try to see into a women's restroom stall inside a Wal-Mart store in Virginia.

Photo Credit: Prince William County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Del Taco Customer Pepper Sprays Employees]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:24:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150608-del-taco-pepper-spray-attack.jpg
A woman pepper sprayed a Del Taco restaurant manager and other customers over a dispute about a burrito, witnesses and employees at the Ontario restaurant said.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Cop Impersonator Arrested]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:52:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150607-police-impersonator-ventura.jpg
A cop impersonator armed with a gun was arrested after police officers spotted him dressed in a full Los Angeles Police Department uniform next to a fake squad car in a Ventura parking lot Sunday, police said.

Photo Credit: Ventura Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Bison Escape Take Over NY Freeway]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 19:44:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ULSTER+COUNTY+BISON_6.jpg
Four bison escaped from a farm Upstate and took to the New York State Thruway on Saturday to evade their owner and police.
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